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, boston, f.b.i., and dzhokhar tsarnaev the name of suspect number two. as you can imagine something like this, social media has information with theories and conspiracy of the shootout and the manhunt in boston. abc7 news reporter cornell bernard is following that story from the newsroom. >> the f.b.i. calls it the big electronic dragnet in united states history the first major federal cases where twitter and facebook are in full effect. moments after the bombing, suspects photos were posted and the f.b.i. website crashed. the site now back online and the pictures went viral on social media, twitter the facebook, millions of views and possible sitings in suburban boston area. the manhunt continues for that second suspect still at large, possibly in the watertown, massachusetts area. police are canvassing suburban boston, watertown and surrounding communities for the terrorist who they say is armed and very, very dangerous. >> we believe this to be a terrorist. we believe this to be a man who has come here to kill people. we need to get him in custody. >> that is the word from police offi
of the suspect. >> this turned out to be the first clear picture of suspect number 2, dzhokhar tsarnaev. her brother then posted that picture on facebook where more than 12,000 people shared it. >> i think i hit the lottery that i took that one picture that could have been helpful. so it's about the greatest, you know, win i could have ever had there to have helped. >> the picture is an example of how big a role social media played in this event. authorities were flooded with tips about the two suspects when images were shared and when the two brothers went on their rampage trying to escape lots of people followed the story on twitter. >> for those who have been on social media for several years now, there isn't any question that any news organization comes anywhere close to twitter. >> jeff is a professor of digital journalism at northeastern university in boston. he said twitter followers also posed a problem for law enforcement. >> you know, when they were actually conducting the search in watertown, yeah, just a few blocks away from me, you know, their concern was that people twitter wer
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